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I was wondering what is the most frequently associated risk factor with PAD
smoking or age or does anyone else has something else in mind

I was going with age

It was a random question that hit my head while reading about PAD

any inputs?:
 

dubd

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Peripheral Arterial (Vascular) Disease Risk factors:

Modifiable
- Smoking
- Obesity
- Hypertension
- Hypercholesterolemia/Dyslipidemia
- Lack of Physical Activity

Unmodifiable
- Age
- Family History
- Diabetes (some consider this modifiable)
- Previous CV Event
- M>F (I think, but this may be secondary to modifiable risk factors)

Literature has shown that the biggest risk factor is smoking. Diabetics have at least a twofold (up to 5x) higher likelihood of developing PAD/PVD.

It's important to remember that the regulation of blood cholesterol will not reverse previous atherosclerotic damage.
 

pilottodoctor

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I was wondering what is the most frequently associated risk factor with PAD
smoking or age or does anyone else has something else in mind

I was going with age

It was a random question that hit my head while reading about PAD

any inputs?:
mcc will be due to smoking, leading to ischemia